family; structure; researches; functions; rodzina; struktura rodziny; funkcje rodziny; badania nad rodziną
Górnośląskie Studia Socjologiczne, Nr 1 (2010), s. 209-225
Family as a fundamental element of social structure is under the influence of incessant
changes. Sociological researches on the Silesian family done from the 1960s to date show dynamics
of these changes respecting family structure and organization. Recent Silesian family is modified
extended family, based on legally accepted marriage with few children, egalitarian, accepting work
of married women, educating its children in accordance with more liberal model.